Joshua Diamond has recently been elected to serve on the Board of Directors of Cochran’s Ski Area. Cochran’s is the nation’s only 501(c)(3) ski area dedicated to providing opportunities for ski racing and learning to ski at low cost.
Cochran’s Ski Area was established in 1961 on an old hillside farm along the Winooski River in Richmond, Vermont. In 1998, after the founder’s death, the nation’s first non-profit 501 (c)(3) ski area was established to continue this legacy of providing access to healthy winter recreation for local children and families. Since that time, our unique organization has been an overwhelming success in bringing together community resources to serve over 500 area school children each year as well as delivering outdoor educational programming to groups ranging from the Abenaki of Vermont to underprivileged children visiting from New York City.
Over the years, the Cochran family developed a wide array of innovative educational and recreational programs to help bring the community together on our slopes. Today many successful high school, college and World Cup racers still fondly recall their start at Cochran’s. But most importantly, legions of Vermonters proudly proclaim, “I learned to ski the Cochran way.”